Sticking a Needle into Science: The Case of Polio Vaccines and the Origin of AIDS

@article{Martin1996StickingAN,
  title={Sticking a Needle into Science: The Case of Polio Vaccines and the Origin of AIDS},
  author={Brian Martin},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={26},
  pages={245 - 276}
}
  • B. Martin
  • Published 1 May 1996
  • Sociology
  • Social Studies of Science
The author became involved with the theory that AIDS originated from contaminated polio vaccines by arranging for publication of a key paper, by interacting with prominent partisans and by writing articles himself. These experiences suggest some of the advantages and disadvantages of partisan intervention in the scientific reception system by a social analyst. Open partisanship should be added to the repertoire of social analysts of science. 
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